HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Rowling, J. K.
Scholastic Press, 1999, 0439064864 / 9780439064866
First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. GrandPre, Mary
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US Edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The second Harry Potter novel. First printing with full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9/9 0/0 1 2 3 4, Printed in the U.S.A. 37, First American Edition, June 1999" stated on copyright page and Code 51795 above smaller barcode line present. The "Year 2" IS NOT present on the spine or jacket. (The "Year 2" was added on later printings.) If "Year 2" appears on the spine, it is not a first printing. First printing typo with "ancestor" instead of "decedent" on page 332. Blue boards with embossed diamond quilt pattern, green cloth and red end papers. Near fine copy in fine jacket. Copy shows minimal shelf wear at head and heel of spine. There is a faint smudge at top edge of the text block near the spine. This copy appears to have been read once by a very careful owner, then put away on the book shelf. This copy is bright, square and without the usual dedications inscribed by previous owners. Jacket price of $17.95 is intact, without tears or other marks. A wonderful copy, increasingly rare to find in fine condition.